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Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 30 Oct 2017

Morgan Stanley Exits, Slams Protocol as “Unsustainable”

Morgan Stanley announced October 30 that it would exit the Protocol for Broker Recruiting, as part of strategy “to refocus recruiting resources on


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 31 Aug 2017

DOL to Postpone Deadline for Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor has received OMB certification, and sought expedited notice-and-comment, for a rule change that would postpone the full


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 18 Jul 2017

MSRB’s G-42 Guidance Notes Ambiguities for MAs in Conduit Issues

Last week, the MSRB issued “guidance” on the application of Rule G-42 conduct standards for Municipal Advisors in conduit issues. The “guidance”


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2017

SEC Returns to the Fiduciary-Rule Arena

On June 1, new SEC Chair Clayton returned the SEC to the arena in the policy debate surrounding the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule. Clayton’s public statement


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 1 Jun 2017

Fiduciary-Rule Litigation Moves to Court of Public Opinion

Last week Labor Secretary Acosta chose a Wall Street Journal op-ed to announce DOL’s decision not to delay the “fiduciary rule” past the once-extended


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 25 May 2017

DOL Won’t Delay Fiduciary Rule Past June 9

Finally, there’s voice of reason entering the policy harangue over the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule even if it’s coming through an unusual


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 13 Mar 2017

DOL Temporarily Forbears Enforcement of Fiduciary Duty Rule

The Department of Labor’s “fiduciary duty” Rule continues to get more bollixed up. DOL announced a temporary Enforcement Policy that will give a


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 2 Mar 2017

DOL Proposes 60-Day Delay of Fiduciary Rule

The US Department of Labor today proposed a 60-day extension (through June 9) for the effective date of its Fiduciary Duty Rule and related


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 9 Feb 2017

DOL Fiduciary Rule Still On for April 10 Implementation

The Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Duty Rule remains on track for April 10 implementation, notwithstanding a maelstrom of hype about it. Nearly


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2016

Groups Sue to Block DOL Fiduciary Reg

Last week, industry groups filed two suits seeking to block the Labor Department’s new fiduciary rule governing IRA and other retirement-fund

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